I have a Dell Dimension Desktop sitting about 23 feet from a D-Link wireless router. The Dell has USB access at the front of the case, and the case is sitting facing the router. Considering the distance involved, and the fact that a PCI
adapter with its antenna will have its line of sight blocked by the case, is it better to get a USB adapter for the front, or does it even matter? I've read here on another thread that someone thinks the USB adapter is superior to the PCI
anyway. CompUSA is selling a ZyXell adapter for $9.99 after rebates-both the PCI
and USB are priced the same. In the past, I've seen the PCIs costing a good deal more than the USBs(other brands, like D-Link, Linksys, etc), and formed the general opinion that the PCIs are superior to the USBs. I purchased a ZyXell router and PCMCIA adapter for my daughter a while back, and she is doing just fine with them, so I think this relatively unknown brand is just fine. They gave her excellent tech support, and I have no problem buying their product again, especially considering the price. So, what would you recommend-the PCI
or the USB? I plan to get one later today.